Sunday, September 22, 2013

Forgiveness


“[Peter asked Jesus] ’How often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’ Jesus said… ‘Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy times seven.’”  (Matthew 18:21-22)

"It’s the hardest thing to give away
And the last thing on your mind today
It always goes to those who don’t deserve
It’s the opposite of how you feel
When the pain they caused is just too real
It takes everything you have just to say the word…

Forgiveness
Forgiveness

It flies in the face of all your pride
It moves away the mad inside
It’s always anger’s own worst enemy
Even when the jury and the judge
Say you gotta right to hold a grudge
It’s the whisper in your ear saying ‘Set It Free’

Forgiveness, Forgiveness
Forgiveness, Forgiveness

Show me how to love the unlovable
Show me how to reach the unreachable
Help me now to do the impossible

Forgiveness, Forgiveness

Help me now to do the impossible: Forgiveness

It’ll clear the bitterness away
It can even set a prisoner free

There is no end to what it’s power can do
So, let it go and be amazed
By what you see through eyes of grace
The prisoner that it really frees is you

Forgiveness, Forgiveness
Forgiveness, Forgiveness

Show me how to love the unlovable
Show me how to reach the unreachable
Help me now to do the impossible
Forgiveness

I want to finally set it free
So show me how to see what Your mercy sees
Help me now to give what You gave to me
Forgiveness, Forgiveness.”

            [--Song “Forgiveness” by Matthew West, from his album Into the Light (Lyrics HERE)]

While this song was only shared by our Praise Band in 9:30am “HeartLight” worship this week, the words are appropriate and understandable for all audiences.  I pray that as you read/sung/heard them, you were moved as I was to be even more a person of forgiveness!  Remember, God loves you and I do, too!

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